Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Good Practice for transferring data

Virtual Tutorial - Wednesday 4th September 2019 15:00

Andy Turner and Caoimhin Laoide-Kemp, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
The end of the ARCHER service is approaching and many users have large numbers of files and/or volumes of data on the service which may need to be moved to alternative locations before the end of service. Recently, we have updated the ARCHER Data Management Guide ( with useful advice on transferring data between different sites and systems. In this webinar, we will discuss the issues around data transfer, present practical advice to users about data transfer and answer questions and concerns users may have on issues around data management and transfer.

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ARCHER Image and Video Competition 2019

The ARCHER Image and Video Competition opens today with your chance to win prizes of £150 for each of

  • Best Image
  • Best Video
  • Best entry from an Early-career researcher

Plus a bonus prize of £100 for the best overall entry from the above three winners.

Show us how you demonstrate "ARCHER Enabling Research"

Full details and entry form at

Closing date : 30th September 2019

Programming the ARM64 Processor

30 September - 1 October 2019 at University of Cambridge

This two-day workshop will provide an introduction to, and hands on experience working with, the Arm HPC architecture and the accompanying ecosystem.

Starting with an introduction to current generation Arm HPC architectures, this workshop will provide an opportunity to build and run your own codes on a 64-node (4,000-core) Arm based super computer.

During the second half of the workshop we will cover more advanced, architecture specific, optimisations including a focus on Armís next generation of vectorisation instructions, SVE.

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HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme

Collaborative research visits using High Performance Computing

Call for applications: next closing date 19th September 2019

HPC-Europa3 funds research visits for computational scientists in any discipline which can use High Performance Computing (HPC).

Visits can be made to research institutes in Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden or the UK.

UK-based researchers can benefit in two ways: either by visiting a research group elsewhere in Europe, or by hosting a research visitor from another country.

What does HPC-Europa3 provide?

  • Funding for travel, living and accommodation expenses for visits of up to 13 weeks.
  • Access to world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities.
  • Technical support to help you make best use of the HPC systems.
  • Collaborative environment with an expert in your field of research.

Who can apply?

  • Researchers of all levels, from postgraduate to full professors.
  • Researchers from academia or industry.
  • Researchers currently working in a European Union country or Associated State (see for full list of Associated States).
  • Researchers may not visit a group in the country where they currently work.
  • A small number of places are available for researchers working outside these countries - please contact for more information.

How do I apply?

Apply online at

The next closing date is 19th September 2019. Closing dates are held 4 times per year. Applications can be submitted at any time. You should receive a decision approximately 6 weeks after the closing date.

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Free "Supercomputing" MOOC starting on 14th October 2019

Today's supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a powerful new tool to study the natural world - computer simulation.

This free 5-week online course will introduce you to what supercomputers are, how they are used and how we can exploit their full computational potential to make scientific breakthroughs. Register for the upcoming run on 14th October at

The FutureLearn platform has a paid "Upgrade" option that gives you access to the material for an extended period and the ability to obtain a Certificate of Achievement based on online tests. However, all other parts of the MOOC can be accessed for free during its run.

This course was developed by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and by SURFsara as part of the EC-funded PRACE project.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Registration open now

  • Good Practice for transferring data Virtual Tutorial, Wednesday 4th September 2019 15:00
  • Enabling distributed kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for catalysis and materials science, Webinar, Wednesday 25th September 2019 15:00
  • Programming the ARM64 processor, Cambridge, 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2019
  • Hands-on Introduction to HPC for Life Scientists, Birmingham, 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
  • Free "Supercomputing" MOOC starting on 14th October 2019
  • Shared-memory Programming with OpenMP - Online course, four Wednesday afternoons, 13, 20, 27 November and 4 December 2019

Full details and registration at